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Latest news: Wed, Feb 06 2019, BENIGHTED

Latest release: "Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master"

Release date: Fri, Oct 12 2018, US Fri, Oct 12 2018

French deathgrind outfit BENIGHTED will embark on their first ever tour across the U.S. this spring along with ABORTED, CRYPTOPSY, and HIDEOUS DIVINITY. Find the full list of tour dates below.


BENIGHTED + Aborted + Cryptopsy + Hideous Divinity
03/21: Detroit, MI @ The Sanctuary
03/22: Chicago, IL @ Reggie's
03/23: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
03/24: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
03/26: Seattle, WA @ Highline
03/27: Portland, OR @ Bossanova Ballroom
03/28: Oakland, CA @ Metro Opera House
03/29: Fresno, CA @ Strummer's
03/30: Los Angeles, CA @ 1720
03/31: San Diego, CA @ Brick by Brick
04/01: Mesa, AZ @ Club Red
04/02: El Paso, TX @ Rockhouse Bar & Grill
04/03: Austin, TX @ Come And Take It Live!
04/04: Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
04/05: Houston, TX @ BFE Rock Club

Regarding the tour, vocalist Julien Truchan commented, "BENIGHTED U.S.A. TOUR! Finally! We are so proud and happy to announce that we will cross the ocean for this amazing Hell Over North America Tour with our brothers ABORTED, CRYPTOPSY, and HIDEOUS DIVINITY! This is our very first American tour and we can't wait to make you discover what BENIGHTED is capable of on stage! Best line-up for brutal fans!! See you in March and April to spread the sickness!"

BENIGHTED are playing in support of their recently released EP 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master.' The EP is still available in the Season of Mist shop.

Join BENIGHTED on their official Facebook page.



Madness reigns! BENIGHTED deliver the radical soundtrack to these savage times.

BENIGHTED were spawned by members from French Death and Black metal bands DISHUMANIZED, DARKNESS FIRE, and OSGILIATH, who joined forces in 1998 for a more brutal, heavy and modern way of expression. When their first self-produced and self-titled full-length hit the streets in 2000, it immediately had a strong impact. This turned a side-project into a main act. A fast-growing fan base was built by a string of acclaimed albums: 'Psychose' (2002), 'Insane Cephalic Production' (2004), 'Identisick' (2006), and 'Icon' (2007) were all enthusiastically received.

With their latest full-length 'Necrobreed', the French sidestepped the steadily growing complexity of their previous albums 'Asylum Cave' (2011) and 'Carnivore Sublime' (2014) by recalibrating their sound along their roots. 'Necrobreed' came based on a theme revolving around the abysmal potential of the human psyche.

On the live front, BENIGHTED quickly started to capture audiences with sweat driver performances that bulldozer any resistance mercilessly aside. This allowed the French to climb up the ladder fast and soon came invitations to all major European festivals including Neurotic Death Fest, Hellfest, Wacken, Brutal Assault, Summer Breeze, and Inferno Festival among many more.

After their 20th anniversary, it was time for BENIGHTED to capture the live madness on 'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master' which not only contains three brand new tracks and the brutal AT THE GATES cover of 'Slaughter Of The Soul', but also live recordings with guest musicians such as Sven Decaluwé (ABORTED), Nikita Kamprad (DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT), Arno (BLACK BOMB A), Niklas Kvarforth (SHINING) and Ben Wright (UFATHOMABLE RUINATION).

'Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master' gives yet another extreme musical voice to the madness lurking within!


Name Instrument
Julien Truchan vocals
Emmanuel Dalle guitars
Kevin Paradis drums
Pierre Arnoux bass, backing vocals
Fabien 'Fack' Desgardins guitars

Releases Season of Mist


Dogs Always Bite Harder Than Their Master

General information
: Fri, Oct 12 2018
: Fri, Oct 12 2018
: Brutal Death Grind
: SOM499
: available



General information
: Fri, Feb 17 2017
: Fri, Feb 17 2017
: Brutal Death Metal
: SOM406
: available


Brutalive The Sick

General information
: Mon, Feb 23 2015
: Tue, Feb 24 2015
: Brutal Death
: SOM351
: available


Carnivore Sublime

General information
: Fri, Feb 14 2014
: Tue, Feb 18 2014
: Brutal Death Metal
: SOM319
: available


Asylum Cave

General information
: Mon, Mar 21 2011
: Tue, Mar 29 2011
: Death Metal
: SOM233
: available

Tour dates

Date Country Town Venue Other information
Thu, Mar 21 2019 US Detroit, MI The Sanctuary +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Fri, Mar 22 2019 US Chicago, IL Reggie's +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Sat, Mar 23 2019 US Kansas City, MO The Riot Room +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Sun, Mar 24 2019 US Denver, CO Marquis Theatre +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Wed, Mar 27 2019 US Portland, OR Bossanova Ballroom +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Thu, Mar 28 2019 US Oakland, CA Metro Opera House +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Sat, Mar 30 2019 US Los Angeles, CA 1720 +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Sun, Mar 31 2019 US San Diego, CA Brick by Brick +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Mon, Apr 01 2019 US Mesa, AZ Club Red +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Tue, Apr 02 2019 US El Paso, TX Rockhouse Bar +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Wed, Apr 03 2019 US Austin, TX Come And Take It Live! +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
Thu, Apr 04 2019 US Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar +Aborted +Cryptopsy +Hidious Divinity
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